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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Barack Obama
President
CSPAN 06/07/2013
“With respect to the internet and e-mails, this does not apply to US citizens and it does not apply to people living in the United States. And again, in this instance, not only is Congress fully apprised of it but what is also true, the FISA court has to authorize it.”
Barack Obama
President
CSPAN 06/07/2013
 “I specifically said that one of the things we are going to have to discuss and debate is how are we striking this balance between the need to keep the American people safe and our concerns about privacy.  Because there are some tradeoffs involved. I welcome this debate. I think it's healthy for our democracy. I think it's a sign of maturity."
Barack Obama
President
CSPAN 06/07/2013
“I think it is important to recognize that you can't have 100% security and also then have 100% privacy and zero inconvenience.  We're going to have to make some choices as a society.”
Barack Obama
President
CSPAN 06/07/2013
“…they are under very strict supervision by all three branches of government and they do not involve listening to people's phone calls, do not involve reading the e-mails of US citizens or US residents,”
Barack Obama
President
KQED 06/17/2013
“What I can say unequivocally is that if you are a US person the NSA cannot listen to your telephone calls and the NSA. cannot target your e-mails." Charlie Rose: “and have not?” President Obama: “and have not. They can not and have not-- by law and by rule.”
Barack Obama
President
KQED 06/17/2013
"If you're a US person then NSA is not listening to your phone calls and it's not targeting your e-mails unless it's getting an individualized court order.  That’s the existing rule."
Barack Obama
President
CSPAN 07/07/2013
With respect to the internet and e-mails, this does not apply to US citizens and it does not apply to people living in the United States. And again, in this instance, not only is Congress fully apprised of it but what is also true, the FISA court has to authorize it.”
Barack Obama
President
CNNW 08/07/2013
Obama: There is no spying on Americans. We don't have a domestic spy program. What we do have are some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or e-mail address that we know is connected to some sort of terrorist threat. And that information is useful.
Barack Obama
President
CSPAN 08/09/2013
Pres. Obama: The American people need to have confidence in them as well. And that is why I'm over the last few weeks, i have consulted members of Congress who have come at this issue from many different perspective's and i have asked the oversight board to review where our counterterrorism efforts and our values come into tension, and i directed my national security to be more transparent and to pursue reforms of our laws and practices. So i would like to discuss four specific steps, not all inclusive, but specific steps we will be taking
Barack Obama
President
CSPAN 08/09/2013
Pres. Obama: shortly to move the debate forward. First, I will work with Congress to pursue appropriate reforms to section 215 of the Patriot Act, the program that collects telephone records. As i said, this program is an important tool in our effort to disrupt terrorist plots and it does not allow the government to listen to any phone calls without a warrant. But given the scale of this program, i understand the concerns of those who would worry that it could be subject to abuse.
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